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July 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse

The July 1 partial solar eclipse occurs only one lunation after the last partial solar eclipse. Unfortunately this eclipse is not visible for most of the world. This eclipse is the third of four partial solar eclipses that occur throughout the year.

Was this Partial Solar Eclipse visible in Washington DC?

What the Eclipse Looked Like Near the Maximum Point

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Where the Eclipse Was Seen

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Path of the Eclipse Shadow

Regions that saw, at least, a partial eclipse: Atlantic, Indian Ocean.

The partial solar eclipse on July 1, 2011, is only visible if you are on the coast of Antarctica, where the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans meet. This eclipse occurs only one month after the June 1 partial solar eclipse. The lunar penumbra briefly touches the globe off Lutzow-Holm bay, which is on the coast of Antarctica. A partial solar eclipse occurs when the moon’s shadow misses the Earth but passes very close to it.

Unfortunately, this eclipse did not pass over any major population centers

Was this eclipse visible in Washington DC?

Eclipse Shadow Path

Portion of Sun covered by the Moon (Eclipse obscuration)

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The dark areas symbolize night and twilight.

When the Eclipse Happened Worldwide — Timeline

The eclipse started at one location and ended at another. The times below are actual times (in UTC) when the eclipse occurred.

EventUTC TimeTime in Washington DC*
First location to see the partial eclipse beginJul 1 at 07:53:43Jul 1 at 3:53:43 am
Maximum EclipseJul 1 at 08:38:26Jul 1 at 4:38:26 am
Last location to see the partial eclipse endJul 1 at 09:22:49Jul 1 at 5:22:49 am

* Local times shown do not refer to when the eclipse could be observed from Washington DC. Instead, they indicate the times when the eclipse began, was at its max, and ended, somewhere else on Earth. The corresponding local times are useful if you wanted to view the eclipse via a live webcam.

Eclipse calculations usually accurate to a few seconds.

Eclipses visible in Washington DC.

Next Partial Solar Eclipse will be on Nov 25, 2011.

Eclipses Come in Pairs!

A lunar eclipse always occurs about 2 weeks before or after a solar eclipse. On some occasions, a solar eclipse can be both preceded and followed by a lunar eclipse!

Preceding paired eclipse: June 1, 2011 — Partial Solar Eclipse

Preceding paired eclipse: June 15, 2011 — Total Lunar Eclipse


Eclipses in 2011